Matt Welch
Matt  Welch

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Duluth, Minn.

High School:
Proctor HS

Event:
Distance


05/12/2017

Wiebke, Streich Run to B1G 1,500 Finals

The Maroon & Gold continue the 2017 Big Ten Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Saturday and Sunday at Penn State's Nittany Lion Outdoor Track.

04/27/2017

Gophers Kick Off 108th Drake Relays

The University of Minnesota men's track & field program opened up the 108th annual Drake Relays on Thursday night with four top-10 finishes by the Maroon & Gold.

04/14/2017

Gophers Grab 11 Titles at Tomcat Twilight

Three members of the Maroon & Gold picked up personal records to go with their wins including true freshman Luke May's victory in the javelin.

03/31/2017

Gophers Open with Three Titles at UCLA

The Maroon & Gold started the two-day competition with wins from Mitch Hechsel (800 meters), Evan Ferlic (1,500 meters) and Luca Wieland (shot put).

06/01/2016

Gophers Earn Academic Big Ten Honors

The Gophers totaled 282 Academic All-Big Ten honorees for the 2015-16 academic year.

04/27/2017

2017 Drake Relays (Day 1)

2017 Drake Relays (Day 1)

Welch's Personal Records

2016 | REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE SEASON
Indoor:
Did not see action. Outdoor: Won the 5,000 meter at the St. Thomas Tommie Twilight with a time of 14:33.36.

2015 | REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON

Indoor: Competed at the Northwest Open (winning the one mile), the Iowa State Classic, and the B1G Indoor Championships. Outdoor: At the Musco Twilight finished ninth in the 3000 meters with a time of 8:31.32 • finished 18th in the 1500 meters at the UW La Crosse Eagle Invitational with a time of 4:00.20.

2014 | REDSHIRT SEASON
Indoor:
Did not compete. Outdoor: Competing unattached at the 2014 MAC Invitational, placed 4th in the 1500 meters with a time of 3:57.19 • placed third unattached in the 1500 meters at the Meet of the UnSaintly.


PERSONAL
Undecided in his major. • Hometown: Duluth, Minnesota. • High School: Proctor. • Son of Jacqui and Mark Welch. • Has three brothers, Ben, Zach, and Jake • Favorite sports memory is when his high school cross country team won their sectional and made it to the state tournament. • Minnesota Gatorade Runner of the Year 2012.

MORE HEADLINES

Three 'U' Alums Set for USATF Championships

Three 'U' Alums Set for USATF Championships

6/20/2018 - M. Track & Field

Representing the Maroon & Gold are Sean Donnelly in the hammer throw, Harun Abda in the 800 meters and Hassan Mead in the 1,500 meters.

Obsa Ali Captures NCAA Steeplechase Crown

Obsa Ali Captures NCAA Steeplechase Crown

6/8/2018 - M. Track & Field

Ali claimed the program's first national championship in the steeplechase by breaking his own school record at 8:32.23 on Friday night at Hayward Field.

Ali Advances to NCAA Steeplechase Final

Ali Advances to NCAA Steeplechase Final

6/6/2018 - M. Track & Field

Competing at historic Hayward Field at the University of Oregon, Ali led the semifinal field with a time of 8:39.17 on Wednesday to advance to Friday's final at 7:54 p.m. CT.

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